Matte Shot

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Title: Matte Shot
Publisher: Liberator Popular Front
Author(s): Oriole Alma Throckmorton
Cover Artist(s): Jean Sheward
Date(s): the zine itself is not dated, but the cover illo is dated 1980
Medium: print
Genre: gen
Fandom: Blake’s 7/Star Wars
Language: English
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cover by Jean Sherward
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Matte Shot is a gen crossover 18-page zine by Oriole Alma Throckmorton.

The cover illustration is by Jean Sheward. It contains no interior illustration.

Reactions and Reviews

The story lacks punch, and is only recommended for raving completists. [1]

Of COURSE I bought this as soon as I saw the cover. Did you even have to ask? I didn’t even blink at the shipping fee from the UK. A ridiculous cover + crossover = MINE! MINE MINE MINE MIIIIIINNNEEE!!!!

It’s just as ridiculous as it looks. 18 pages of tounge-in-cheek crossover with Servalan teaming up with the Empire while the Liberator crew rescues the Falcon. Vila of course finds a new drinking partner in Chewie. The plot is batshit, and it’s a pretty hefty fee for a skinny little short story. But totally worth it.

Matte Shot by Oriole Alma Throckmorton (yes, really.) Cover art by Jean Sheward. The amount of Soma and Blue Milk contributing to this insanity is not revealed.

#Blake's 7#Star Wars#vintage fanzines#Matte Shot#4th wall jokes#Hitchhiker's Guide refs#Han being too cool for everything#what's not to like? [2]


  1. ^ from The BBC Times #1 (1981)
  2. ^ bruinhilda.tumblr, July 4, 2016